While one United Nations official slammed the Israeli bombings as “unacceptable,” an Israel Defense Forces colonel called the deaths of four children “irrelevant.”
By Brett Wilkins. Published 5-9-2023 by Common Dreams
Human rights defenders on Tuesday condemned an intense Israeli aerial bombardment of densely populated areas of Gaza that killed at least 13 Palestinians—including at least 10 civilians and three leaders of a militant resistance group—while wounding more than 20 others.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF)—which is calling the airstrikes Operation Shield and Arrow—said it “targeted three senior Islamic Jihad commanders responsible for launching rockets toward Israel over the last month and planning further terror attacks,” as well as “weapons manufacturing sites and military compounds.”Continue reading